That's the only explanation we can come up with for what he said to Al Sharpton in Philadelphia today, at a "roundtable discussion on the gains made by urban public schools": "I want to thank very much the Reverend Al Sharpton. Now, some of you are probably about to fall out of your chair when you know that Al and I have found common ground. ... See, he cares just as much as I care about making sure every child learns to read, write, and add and subtract. And I want to thank you for your leadership on this issue, and I appreciate you."
President Bush Discusses No Child Left Behind [WhiteHouse.gov]